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Family & Relationship Services Australia National Conference 2021


7-10 June 2021, Adelaide SA

Each year, FRSA National Conference holds one of the largest annual gatherings of practitioners, academics and policy makers working to support families and communities. This ‘not to be missed’ event will feature several highly acclaimed keynote presenters, as well as federal ministers and sector leaders with a focus on delivering the most effective services to children, families and young people.

As social service organisations we are always at the cutting edge of emerging trends and changes in society - for the FRS sector, especially for vulnerable children, families and communities.

The theme for the FRSA National Conference 2021 - Together we can: Connect, Innovate, Transform - captures the spirit, resilience and adaptivity of the family and relationship services sector and will be held at the Hilton Adelaide, 7-10 June 2021.

In 2020, the sector’s ability to adapt and respond was tested like never before. Alongside with ‘usual’ challenges of life, the sector has found itself actively responding to bushfires, floods and the unprecedented impact of COVID-19 and the resulting period of ongoing social/physical distancing. Life as we knew it ceased to function in the usual way. As ‘essential services’ continued to provide vital support throughout this period, our sector remained connected to children, families and communities.

Some of this work was done face-to-face but to a large extent, provision of services moved to an online/technologically aided environment. The striking feature from that time was how quickly services adapted to the rapidly changing environment to ensure that children, families and communities continued to be supported as the crisis unfolded. As life continues and we adapt to new ways of working and engaging with children, families and communities what are the new challenges that arise for both the sector and for society.

When and where
7-10 June 2021, Adelaide SA